There’s a pretty beat up looking Farfisa OR 200 Amp on ebay thanks to patrick-reed-online located in Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. As of this posting, it’s only $25. If you’re handy at fixing things, it may be your chance to pick up a piece that doesn’t come around too often. This is from the time when amps for combo organs needed to get a lot louder to compete versus the original combo amps.
Check out this stellar old Farfisa Drum Machine video demo from your wonderful German friends at AnalogAudio1. Another one that I have never heard of. I bet this one never made it over to the states.
Playing around the Farfisa “Melodic Rhythmer” CER-60. It’s a very rare analogue drumbox from the seventies. Also known as “GOYA Melodic Rhythmer”. There are CANCEL tabs for several sounds: CYMBAL, CLAVES, COWBELL, BASSDRUM. With these tabs you can mute them.
This box has a funny design, it looks like a guitar amp. There is no speaker inside. It’s also perfect for your next prank with a guitar player 😉
Take a look at this rare Farfisa amp, the Farfisa 8 on ebay right now! I have never heard of this model, so tiny and cute! It looks full of features, and is quite a sexy looking little amp. Here’s the description from the seller:
This is an extremely rare Farfisa 8, 8 watt tube practice amp for guitar, ez81 rectifier, single el84 power tube, and two ecc83 preamp tubes, has volume, tone, and superb vibrato. Speakers are two 6″ Quam alnicos (not original). The amp has been totally gone through by one of Portland’s best tube techs, and has new filter caps. He also put in a new, custom wound, power transformer because the last one was non original and not a good match for this amp. The sound is a warm tube sound, fairly clean with single coils, more breakup with humbuckers. Just on its own, it is a fairly unremarkable amp, but once you put a boost in front of it, it becomes a wailing tone monster. I used a Zendrive with it and got great sounds. As I say, the vibrato is also very clear and cool. As you can see, there are some tears in the speaker cloth and some scuffs, but over all it looks quite good.
I’ve never seen this cute little guy. I assume the Farfisa Rhythm 10 Drum Machine was a result of the partnership with CMI, and very similar to the Maestro Drum Machines of the same era. It’s on ebay right now.
Farfisa Drummer Model 10, this is from the same company that made the organs. This seems to be overall clean shape, all the buttons work. It runs on 6 medium sized batteries and the footswitch is for momentary stop – when you release the button the drums continue. It has an attached guitar cord that goes from unit to amp.
Also an 1/4″ jack in the back with control…. I am not sure if this is additional input for an intrument or not. It has separate buttons for individual drum effects as well as tempo and volume control. It has several pre-set rhythms. This was very modern when it came out in the late 70’s early 80’s.
Take a look at this sweet orange goodness! The Farfisa Repeat/Volume pedal replicates the percussion feature that was on some of the VIP model organs. While not as big and meaty as a Hammond’s percussion, the repeat feature could be used to add a little clunk to your junk, or add a little hard tremolo action.
Be sure to visit this auction to buy it!